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    September 19, 2012
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elementary school in anne arundel county. what police know about this guy. and also ahead this morning, it is back to class, 350,000 kids finally going to school in chicago. we're going to tell you what it took to get teachers off the picket lines and into the classroom. those stories straight ahead on this wednesday morning. thanks for joining us, i'm megan pringle alongside lauren cook and lynette charles. we're working on a story right now, a big fire that's causing some traffic headaches. >>reporter: yes. we just learned now that seven people have now been injured. i'll let you know how the fire is going to affect your commute coming up in just a few. obviously another big story is the weather. it was wild yesterday. a lot of people have to clean up today. >> exactly. they're going to have a good day to do so. that front outta here, that cold front slicing through the area. a few clouds, but we will begin to see much more sunshine as we head into the afternoon. we look at maryland's most powerful radar as of now. we still have a few sprinkles, some very light showers beginning to diminish as we look across the eastern shore right now. if you are in this vicinity, you are feeling the wet weather
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around easton, federalsburg and in trap and in herlock. this will begin to diminish as we head through the rest of the morning and then we'll begin to see some sunshine, especially by the afternoon. right now, though, temperature coming in at 52 degrees in meyersville. the further to the north and west you are, you are feeling cooler weather across the area, already trickling in as that cold front is off towards our east. 58 degrees in ewens mills, nottingham coming in at 61. the winds are calm to light, but they will be picking up as we go throughout the day. we will have a breezy day on tap. our hour-by-by hour forecast, into the 8:00 time frame, we'll still be mostly cloudy, partly cloudy by lunchtime with the temperature coming in at 70. 72 by 3:00 and it will be breezy outside. that 72 is well below where we should be for this time of the year. let's get a check of the abc 2 time saver traffic with lauren cook. good morning. >>reporter: good morning, lynette. we continue to follow breaking news in northeast baltimore. there is a two-alarm house fire
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on lock stone way. linda stow will bring you a live report from the scene coming up in a few minutes. if you are traveling the main lines, no concerns right now on 95 moving through white marsh. it will be nice and clear as we check in and take a live look outside just north of route 43. you'll notice there is nothing to get in your way. 15 minutes all together from this point all the way to downtown. if you are using 695, here's a live look in parkville at harford road. inner loop nice and clear. that will continue down towards 95. and no problems on that outer loop up towards towson. that's a look at your abc 2 news time saver traffic. megan, over to you. now to some breaking news that we have been following this morning, seven people, including a child, had to be rushed to the hospital, this after a fire proak out at a home in northeast baltimore. this happened at 5003 load stone way. it's an apartment building. abc 2 new' linda stow is at the scene right now. linda, what can you tell us? >>reporter: megan, the fire is out, but it required a massive response from baltimore city firefighters. you can see those trucks lining
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the street here. the building that caught on fire is actually on the other side of these trucks. we're told at 3:55 this morning firefighters were called to the parkside garden apartments. when they got here, they found a three-story garden-style apartment building fully engulfed. there was fire on the first, second, third floor and flames coming out through the roof. several people had to jump to escape the flames. firefighters we're told also had to rescue people hanging out of their windows. again, seven people were taken to the hospital. those are six adults, two were in serious condition, one of those being a child who was rushed to hopkins trauma. no firefighters were injured. the cause of this fire remains under investigation and we're told the red cross is on their way to help with those who have been displaced in this fire. we'll stay on top of this and bring you another update in 30 minutes. we're live in baltimore, linda stow, abc 2 news. the orioles are probably getting to sleep right about now.
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the game ended just before 4:00 this morning. it took 18 innings, five hours, 44 minutes, but the o's pulled it out, another win in seattle. final score for this game 4-2. so the orioles right now tied at the top of the a.l. their game was rained out. ees. now, the o's will play against seattle again tomorrow. game time for that 10:10. this morning police need your help and this is all to find a man accused of touching himself outside of an anne arundel county elementary school. abc 2 news' sherree johnson joins us right now live. she's outside of that school. sheree, what do police know? >>reporter: well, we are live here in millersville, right in front of the anne arundel county police headquarters and authorities are still investigating this case. they are still searching for a suspect. this happened monday night somewhere around 6:00 p.m. and near seven oaks elementary school in anne arundel county. while day care was still in session and community sports teams were still practicing, police say a man committed a lewd act.
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it's a very uneasy feeling for paicialts. surveillance cameras captured the man acting suspicious. police released these pictures of the suspect and school was not in session during this incident, but authorities want to find this person. county police have a new initiative called operation cotter that helps deal with situations like this one. >> eyewitnesses reported seeing an individual acting a little bit strange in front of the school area, possibly even lewd we're still investigating that. there is some surveillance footage we've released to the public right now. we are trying to identify this person. >>reporter: we are told that police have video of this person. they also have still pictures, so they're hoping they will be able to capture him. if you have any information about this incident, you are asked to call anne arundel county police at 410-222-6155. reporting live in millersville, sherree johnson, abc 2 news. maryland flags are flown at half staff this morning in a tribute to the harford county sheriff's dent who passed away.
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43-year-old sergeant ian lockren, he died last week of heart failure. he began feeling symptoms at the funeral of another colleague. services are being held this morning at the mountain christian church in joppa. lockren leaves behind a wife as well as a child. another loss for the department, ted moyer, he's a former sheriff for harford county. he passed away at the age of 83. now, he started with the state police and after serving as a major, he went on to become the sheriff of harford countycious that was from 1981 to 1986. his funeral is set for saturday at 11:00 at the mountain christian church in joppa. baltimore police right now trying to piece together what happened to a researcher at nih. he was found killed near his home. now, investigators right now don't have a whole lot to go on, but detectives do believe that dr. peter marvet was the victim of a robbery attempt. dr. marvet was found near his car on monday, shot multiple times. police say that he had just parked his car and was going into his home to see his family
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when this happened. marvet was an accomplished medical professional. he did his post-doctorate work at the university of maryland school of medicine and was a clinical researcher at nih. >> he was shot near his vehicle. detectives believe he was either entering or exiting the car, and we are exploring the possibility of a robbery motive. >> right now there is a $2000 reward being offered in this case. you can call crime stoppers with more information. here's the number, it's 866-7- lockup. tonight there will be mosquito spraying going on in cattensville. this starts at 7:30 this morning. they're going to do it again next wednesday. they're also going to be spraying in pikesville next monday as well. two people have died from west nile virus in our state, so they are hoping to stop the spread with the spraying. in just a few hours, some 350,000 students in chicago will finally be heading back to class. teachers walked off the scrob back on september 10th objecting to longer school
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days, evaluations tied to student performance. the job loss is from school closings. yesterday the teachers union approved a tentative deal. in a news conference afterwards the union president says they don't like the trends right now that they are facing in education. >> this idea of corporate efficiency that's been pushed towards schools, that's a problem for us. so it's not good for kids. i think people don't seem to understand that. >> the contract agreement with the school system still needs to be approved by more than 29,000 union teachers and support staff. the union president says that that should happen in the next couple of weeks. new this morning, travel plans, if you're going somewhere, they could be affected if you flying american airlines. they plan to reduce the number of flights over the next few weeks. so right now 65 flights have been scrapped, and that's just for today. the airlines says that the problem is the pilots. it claims that they are calling
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in sick more and theyare filing more maintenance reports. the airline is sending layoff warnings. those notices to several thousand employees. now, workers -- one worker there who didn't want his face shown on camera says that the customer will absolutely notice the changes. >> we the employees that have been here for a number of years, we know what the passengers expect on a daily basis. you bring in some contract employees that have to be trained and brought up to speed where we are right now, they're not going to get the same kind of service. >> the rent company of american is under bankruptcy protection right now. if you are looking for ways to lose weight and diet and exercise are not seeming to cut it, there is a possible option out there that's now available, but you do need a prescription and you have to fit a certain criteria. we'll tell you about the most recently-approved weight loss drug. what are we going to look like in 18 years? there's a new study out with the predictions. they are not good. on an anniversary that
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brought flooding and destruction and a lot of headaches, we're seeing more water arriving, so we are going to take a look at baltimore county, an area where they saw a pretty familiar sight yesterday. we did have the stormy weather yesterday, but the calm and quiet weather is here for today. i'll tell you how long that's going to last coming up. >>reporter: good morning, lynette. traffic is moving right along here on the harrisburg expressway at schwan road. i'll tell you what 95 and 695 look like coming up on "good morning maryland." and you're looking at a live picture of new york city's times square. let's head up there right now for today's tech bytes. >>reporter: in today's tech bytes, kids' snack foods, dialup sales as childhood obesity increases, food companies are using free smart phone and tablet games to promote their sugary products to children. it's cheaper than saturday morning tv commercials and has fewer government regulations. twitter is now allowing a large picture on profile pages and it's also adding photo streams to its apps.
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the microblogging service has also announced a major overhaul for its ipad app. ipad owners and owners of other devices can start downloading iowa 6 this morning before the iphone is delivered. it works on most recent iphones, ipad and i-pod touches. if you don't want to wait in line for an iphone 5, e-bay is bidding, it's above $11.000 now, but it does come with free shipping. american phones are running $900 and up. those are your tech bytes. i'm john muller.
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mple thrirch minutes after 6:00, thanks for joining us this morning. millers island, they know all about mother nature, people living out there. so homeowners on chesapeake avenue, they marked the 9th
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anniversary of tropical storm isabelle with more flooding. the road there blocked off the bay and it went into the property, but it did spare a lot of people who live there. damage inside their homes. >> raised it about four feet. they were actually hitting the pier and bouncing over. this front end of my pier right now has been pounded loose. >> some homeowners actually raised their homes several feet off the ground following isabelle to keep the water out. fortunately they were spared that yesterday, nothing like isabelle, but it really was wild, not only all the rain that we saw, and all the water, but also the winds. >> yes, the winds were howling yesterday. we got lots of reports of winds over 60 miles an hour, so very damaging out there. and also we still do have a flood warning in effect for the small streams across fredrick county and also carroll county this morning. that was extended, it was supposed to end at 5:45, but the national weather service, they extended it until 11:45 this morning. so we can see right here that flood warning, megan. you can see the outlining of the greens there, and, again, that's for fredrick county and carroll county until 11:45 this
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morning. but this is the satellite and radar picture, picking up on both components. so we can see the radar, that rain sliding off toward the east, accompanied by that cold front. it was a powerful one. and then we're picking up on the closure, the satellite part is, and that's good news. you can see that clearing line moving further toward the east east, so this will begin to move into carroll county and also baltimore county and we're going to start to get more sunshine in here as we head through the morning hours, afternoon hours. but by the afternoon we're definitely going to be seeing some more sunshine out here and that trend will continue for the next several days. here's that front slice through, behind it it's going to be breezy, it's going to be cooler erks and also it's going to be less humid out there for today, so that dryer air is trickling in, and we can see that with the direction of the winds right now out of the northwest. that's going to cool us down and dry us out. we can see the sustained winds now in easton, nine miles an hour, 12 in d.c. we could have gusts maybe up to about 15 miles an hour, 20 miles an hour
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as we go throughout the today. so it was windy yesterday, i'm going to call it breezy today, no type of damaging winds. but right now temperatures coming in, 54 degrees in manchester. eldersburg in the upper 50s, edgemere at 61 degrees. this is your hour-by-hour forecast, as we step you through your day, we look like this as we go into lunchtime, right around 70 degrees, but then as we head through 2:00, 71 degrees, going up only 72 degrees for a high today. we should be at 77 now for this time of the year, so temperatures are going to be below. nice for the next two days, and then as we head into saturday, fall begins with some showers in the forecast. let's get a check now of the abc 2 news time saver traffic with lauren cook. good morning. >>reporter: good morning, lynette. very happy that rain is not in the picture today. unfortunately, we are dealing with a very serious house fire going on right now in northeast baltimore, it's on load stone way, it broke out just after 5:00 a.m. if you are traveling in the area, stick with conneaut way.
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linda stow is on the scene and will bring you a live report coming up in a few minutes. if you are using 95, here's a live look at three 95. no significant delays. you are in great shape traveling through the fort mchenry tunnel, harford tunnel also going to be clear. we do have an accident on 695, on the outer loop between the peninsula expressway and cove road. here's what the west side of the beltway looks like at liberty road, traffic picking up, particularly on the outer loop here as you make the drive from liberty road down to route 40. megan, over to you. 17 minutes after 6:00 right now. in this morning's health alert, if you are looking to lose weight, there is a new diet drug on the market. it's called qysmia, it's now available. you do need a prescription to get this fda-approved pill. it is for patients who have a body mass index of 27 or higher and who also have at least one weight-related health conditions. that's what you need in order to get a prescription for that. no doubt our waistlines are expanding, that's probably no surprise to you. however, a new study finds out
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just how much and how quickly. by 2030, 18 years from now, 13 states could have obesity rates of over, they say, about 60 pshz. so this -- 60%. this study was conducted by the trust for american health and the robert woods johnson foundation. they used government data to make these predictions. some do question the accuracy of the report, saying it is very difficult to predict future weight trends. the mom who sparked such a firestorm by breastfeeding her toddler on the cover of time magazine, creating even more of a controversy this morning. abc's cecelia vega reports, telling us what she did that's now raising eyebrows once again. >>reporter: she is the mother made famous by this provacative photo. now nearly four months after that time cover of jamie lynn grummet breastfeeding her 3 it 1/2-year-old son hit newsstands, she is speaking out. >> i definitely don't agree with the cover and i don't agree with the article. >>reporter: and to set the record straight, she's doing it
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all over again, breastfeeding her son arum, now 4, on the cover of another magazine, this time with her entire family by her side. >> our intentions were to try to help relieve the stigma attached to breastfeeding past infancy and the photo that i saw wasn't one that we were trying to post for and -- pose for and made me really, really sad. >> that fueled mommy wars. not to mention joke. >> if you wanted a great cover, you would have photo shopped out the chair. >>reporter: after joke. >> stop! that should really be black barred. much better. >>reporter: grummet herself was breastfeed until she was 6 years old, and in a new photo shoot for the nonprofit magazine pathways to family wellness, grummet is also seen breastfeeding her son samuel, adopted from africa, right alongside her biological son. moms are weighing in on blogs all over again. some say the pictures are
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beautiful, others ask if grummet is simply milking the moment. in what would you say to people who say child protective services should have been called, that this was molestation? >> that's just the ignorance of not understanding full-term breastfeeding and knowing that it's really normal in other cultures, it's just not normal here. >>reporter: now grummet hopes the controversy over that cover shot will bring attention to another issue close to her heart, children in africa. >> if we focused all that attention on to issues that really do matter, like those who don't have food and don't have parents, that's where we're going to see the change. >>reporter: cecelia vega, abc news, los angeles. a texas mother is upset about the punishment her child received at school. she says she gave the school permission to paddle her son if he misbehaved. however, she claims he got more than just a few swats. she says her son was paddled so hard that he had to go to a doctor. >> when you paddle a child, you
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pop their behind, you don't abuse them. this was abuse. this was so bad that they left bruises. >> the mom wants those who paddled her son to be fired. police and school officials looked into the allegations, and they say that all the procedures were properly followed. have you ever started thinking about saving for your kids' college? start now. a list of the most exepsive room and board -- expensive room and board fees are out. this may help you decide where your kid are not going to school. take a look at these long lines going on right now. you might wait too if you asked -- with gas for $1.84, but this is a mistake. we'll tell you why gas is so cheap at this station. from the high tech to old school, we're going to look at a list of hot toys that are out right now. we'll see what's on it when we come back. anncr: a good job. it's the key to a good life.
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it's hard to believe, but already we are talking about holiday shopping. toys r us has come out with a list of its annual hot toy list and that includes tablets for
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kids, fashion dolls and the likeness of one direction, and even retro hits like teenaged mutant ninja turtles and the furby. we have posted the top 10 on our website, abc2news.com if you want to check it out or start making a list of your own right now. time now for "caption this." this is when you send pictures to lauren and she posts them on facebook and she has captions. >> stephhas a picture of her daughter julia feeding her horse. steph actually wrote in, commenting, saying that now that was a finger-licking good lunch. nice. vi cute. don saying just a little nibble. yummy, baby fingers an kevin barton saying, hey there, little lady. very cute. we're enjoying your comments. please keep them coming. if you ever have a "caption this" photo idea, e-mail it.
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>> keep those pictures coming. paicialts if you're save -- parents if you're saving for your child's education, you may want to put more money aside after hearing this story. u.s. world news and reports listed the most expensive room and board fees for the 2012- 2013 school year. fordham university in new york the most expensive school on the list. the university charges students more than $15,000 in fees a year. again, we're talking just about room and board. on average students are paying around $9300 a year for their dorm rooms. they are the best of the best. we are talking about mid shipmen from the naval academy. we don't normally see them like this. we'll show you a video. what in the world is happening here.
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the campus put on lockdown and police looking for the gunman. not anymore. an arrest has been made in the shooting at morgan state university last week. we'll tell you the latest. don't roll through that stop sign. if you do in d.c., you're going to pay. there's a new trend with those traffic cameras that we're going to tell you about. and strong winds and heavy rain, look at this, this was the situation yesterday, making for a lot of cleanup today. we're going to see what's in store for our weather as a